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1985 Audi 4000S Quattro

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s record breaking 1985 4000S Quattro that sold for $12,655 we find another 1985 Audi 4000S Quattro. This one is in the equally familiar Tornado Red this time around, a color that always looks great on these cars. Unlike the last example, however, this car is not offered with a full and careful detailed history or photos. Rather, we see some light modifications and some great pictures of engine components but little overall detail. But what does not make a good museum candidate may make a worthy driver, and this might be a good example of that for you:

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Year: 1985
Model: 4000S Quattro
Engine: 2.2 liter inline-5
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 140,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Approximately 140k original miles. New rebuilt cylinder head, valve seals, and gaskets lifters, lightly ported head (short sides mainly reshaped). New ball joints frt & rear, seam welded control arms bead blasted & etch primed painted new bushings, new kyb shocks, new gray HD strut bearings, 1990 coupe quattro springs, new front wheel bearings, new sunroof seal sunroof roof needs a little work still I will fix and paint for a serious buyer. New front tie rod ends, hella ff330x4 relayed custom light bar, new braided brake lines, larger coupe quattro master cylinder and proportioning valve, 95% frt brake pads 5% rear, newish water pump, newish timing belt, new Bosch cap rotor wires plugs, new coolant expansion tank & coolant, thermostat hoses, 15×7 et37 OEM Audi Speedlines tires are new 95% tread Dunlop Graspic DS-3 185 65/15. Interior is pretty complete original gray cloth 6 of 10 condition, exterior is about par for car this age 6 of 10 condition has few dings dents, nothing a good body shop can’t fix or competent do it yourself, have a spare drivers door matching color to save you the effort of reworking the dented drivers door though it could be salvaged pretty easily. Original Audi windshield is cracked passenger side. Classic status now, I have one to many 4000q’s Audi’s here help me make room. Quad headlight bar is removed you can have it with the car, sunroof still needs a little work but still retracts but won’t flip up… Cruise control works with some patients, might need a new brake peddle or clutch sensor can be finicky at times. Power door locks do not work, nor do the power mirrors or heated seats, power antenna needs a new mast, and the lead from the head unit to antenna needs to be replaced I have a good used lead to replace the old broken one, ah the radio is well the radio, just a old Blaupunkt back light is out but still works has couple older Blaupunkt amps, and a small Blaupunkt sub-woofer really the car just needs a blue-tooth head unit and your ready to go…. The power mirrors, and locks can be traced to a broken lead in the drivers door usually a easy fix with a volt meter I’m kinda lazy about certain stuff but nothing to hide solid 4000 quattro like no other in its own right.

It looks to me as though this was likely a not-particularly well maintained example that the current seller put some serious time and work into. Coupe Quattro springs are a stiffer and higher simple upgrade for those looking for a little more ground clearance, and that likely helps with the wider wheels and tires from the later 90s. The engine work and suspension work is what makes the car appealing because they’re hopefully one less thing you’ll need to undertake on the car. Despite that, there’s still a fair bit not working properly here, so you either need to be ready to tinker or pay some big bills to get the items sorted. No detailed photos of the exterior are provided but it appears the paint and body isn’t in the best shape – though it looks mostly rust-free from what I can see which perhaps makes this a decent starting point. The car is listed as a reserve auction and that reserve is on with about 4 days to go and bidding at the $1,500 opening point. Given the condition of the car, I’d peg the value around $2,500; for that price, you could have a fun winter car to tinker on while you drive it hard!

Thanks to our reader and Audi expert Mike for sending this our way!

-Carter

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  1. David
    David February 27, 2014

    My 1985 4000 quattro as above is still up for sale I have 4 80’s quattros all are California cars need to make room for my ur quattro project, please help me fund USA ur #000438…….five one zero three zero three eight nine two zero text or voice…. ask for Dave….

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